Caroline Coppel

Buzzing for Change becomes nonprofit group

By shaving heads and cutting hair to donate to cancer patients, Buzzing for Change – a charitable student organization founded at GW – has moved above and beyond the confines of Foggy Bottom. The program, which also raises money for local cancer charities, now has branches at four other college campuses and wants to expand […]

Schools surpass $50,000 price tag

Last year GW became the first university in the nation to surpass the $50,000 price tag for tuition and expenses. But a year later, GW has company at the top. New York University and Carnegie Mellon University are among the colleges who breached $50,000 this spring with their annual tuition increases. Boston University is now […]

SA president tackles study abroad woes

In the waning weeks of her administration, Student Association President Nicole Capp met with the director of the Office of Study Abroad to address a growing number of concerns students have with the office. Capp, Rob Hallworth, the director of the Office of Study Abroad, and Donna Scarboro, the assistant vice president for special and […]

Josh Ritter to headline Fountain Day

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter will headline this year’s annual Fountain Day concert and festival, scheduled for April 26 on the Mount Vernon Campus. Darius Zelkha, Ritter’s manager, confirmed in an e-mail that Ritter and his band will perform at the event. Swetha Ramaswam, a member of the Mount Vernon Programming Council, the organization responsible for the […]

Experts push for change in Iraq

As former deputy director of the 9/11 commission, GW professor Chris Kojm is experienced in leading discussions on U.S. security and foreign policy. He reprised this role last week, serving as moderator for a Wednesday panel discussion on the country’s progress in fighting terrorism. Serving as part of the 9/11 commission beginning in early 2003, […]

Theater Preview: Crave

“Crave,” opening this weekend at Lisner Downstage, depicts a mental battleground. Its characters are the fragmented, combative thoughts of a mind suffering through profound rage and regret. Its driving pulse sweeps an intensity through the lines that makes you grit your teeth in anticipation. And it all takes place on a blue tarp. The play, […]

Students debate, represent their candidates of choice

On the eve of Super Tuesday’s primary elections, students put themselves in the presidential candidates’ shoes and had a heated debate of the prominent issues voters would be considering the next day as they went to the polls. Monday night’s one-hour debate was hosted by GW Housing Programs and held in the Strong Hall Piano […]

Founder of Teach for America speaks at SMPA

Web Extra Although she has never been a teacher, Wendy Kopp has inspired thousands of college graduates to take to the classrooms and fix what she calls the country’s “greatest social injustice.” In speech at the School of Media and Public Affairs Wednesday, Kopp, the CEO and founder of Teach for America, emphasized the integral […]

GW Brief: Elliott School graduate appointed by Bush for USAID position

President George W. Bush recently nominated GW alumnus Jeffrey Grieco to serve as the assistant administrator of legislative and public affairs for the United States Agency for International Development. Grieco is now at the helm of the United States’ independent federal agency that provides economic assistance to countries around the world. The 47-year old graduated […]

Law School, EPA to aid China

GW’s Law School will try to help improve China’s environmental policies in a program with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA-China Environmental Law Initiative, which was launched in September 2007, chose to collaborate with GW Law School faculty in November because of their extensive environmental law knowledge. “In particular, they have good contacts and working […]